Jozi’s Books and Blogs Festival 2018 Tween Programme

Programme 2018

  • Please note: The programme is subject to change without prior notice.
  • General Admission Ticket: R10
  • There will be stalls selling educational books, educational toys and children’s books in the school hall.
  • Parking will be available in the neighboring school grounds.
  • Vegetarian Food will be sold to the public
  • The Bookseller will have a pop-up-stall where readers will be able to buy copies of the participating authors’ books, as well as have their books signed. Credit card facilities are available.
  • There will be craft making (at a minimal charge) in the pink and purple rooms.

10h00 – 10h30

  • Location: School Hall
  • Guest Speaker: Photographer Xavier Saer and Mail&Guardian Editor in Chief Khadija Patel.
  • MC: SBSM Independent School Principal Mr Jateen Nana
  • This year we will award Author Ahmed Essop for his vast contribution to literature in South Africa and beyond.

11h00 – 12h00

  • TWEEN Session 1
  • Location: Orange Room
  • Tweens join Author Fatuma Abdullah (Akiki) for an interactive story.
    MC: Author Shaakira Rahiman Saleh (Saffron)


  • TEEN/Tween Session 2
  • Location: Yellow Room
  • WRITING WORKSHOP with Author Jann Weeratunga (Polly Paralympics).
    On a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that this session has a limited capacity to 30 learners.
    MC: Priya Pitamber (


12h30 – 13h30

  • TWEEN Session 1
  • Location: Orange Room
  • The learners from Impala Crescent Primary School will be conversation with Author Hamilton Wende (Arabella, the Moon and the Magic Mongongo Nut)
    MC: Naazim Adam (Impala Crescent Primary School)


  • TEEN/Tween Session 2
  • Location: Yellow Room
    Author Victorine Mbong Shu will be in conversation with teen poet Lesley Mpemba Jnr and Author Stacey Fru (Smelly Cats) to find out more about what they do and why they do it.
    MC: Artist Zuleikha Suliman.

14h00 – 15h00

  • TEEN/Tween Session 2
  • Location: Yellow Room
  • BOOK LAUNCH: Her Story
    SABC Journalist Hasina Kathrada will be in conversation with the authors, Natasha Allie and Baba-Tamana Gqubule.